Unexpectedly I was invited out to the pictures. Yes I was taken on a date — can you believe it? We went to the Odeon at The Trafford Centre where we saw Mere Jeevan Saathi.
It was in Hindi but had subtitles (luckily, as my Hindi is a bit rusty). But, after a while, I forget that I’m reading the dialogue.
This certainly held my attention to the end, even though it was more than two hours long. Loved the musical numbers and scenery. It was a tragic, melodramatic story. But also very camp.
Karisma Kapoor plays a rather scary woman who has an obsessive love for a pop star. The phrase ‘tragedy queen’ was invented for this character. She urgently needs help. But you can’t help feeling a little bit sorry for her. We’ve all been there… Though personally I drew the line at explosives.